SORE THROAT

THROAT Drugs produce peculiar symptoms. Where these agree in drug and patient, the ailment is cancelled, and health results. This is most strikingly seen in acute and uncomplicated sickness.
When you give to a patient a remedy that can produce his symptoms, it must be given in small dose to which his sensitive condition will respond without undue aggravation and suffering.
 


ACONITE

Throat-very red, tingling.
Uvula-feels long, comes in contact with tongue.
Acute inflammation of all that can be seen and called throat.
Burning, smarting, dryness, great redness.
Sudden onset in the night after exposure to cold, raw wind.
Plethoric person, wakes at night with violent, burning, tearing sore throat.
Cannot swallow. High fever, with great thirst for cold water.
Anxiety and fever.


GELSEMIUM

A Gels. develops several days after exposure; Acon. comes on in a few hours.
Gels. for colds and fevers of mild winters; Acon. for those of violent winters and great cold winds(Bell.).
Gels. catarrhs exited by warm, moist, relaxing weather.
Sore throat, tonsils red, difficulty in swallowing, from weakness of muscles of deglutitiin. (Bell. from spasm, not weakness).
Shuddering , as if ice rubbed up the back.
Hot skin; high temperature with cold extremities.
Weight and tiredness of whole body.
Sore throat comes gradually, with muscular weakness, so that food and drink come back through nose (Bell. from spasm.).
Great remedy of diphtheritic paralysis (Phyt.).


BELLADONA

Inflammation of throat.
Tongue bright red or strawberry, dry burning.
Fauces and tonsils inflamed and bright red. Esp. right side, extends to left(Lyc.).
Rapid progress. Constriction on attempting to swallow, ejection of food and drink through nose and mouth (Gels. from paresis, Bell. from spasm).
Dryness of fauces.
Aversion to liquids.
Face: congested red hot face and skin; big pupils, heat and dryness marked.
Smooth red swelling Bell.; bluish red inflammation (Lach).


PHYTOLACCA      

Throat sore.
Isthmus congested and dark red.
Dark red inflammation of fauces, tonsils wollen.
Feeling of a lump when swallowing saliva, or when turning head to left.
Dryness, roughness, burning and smarting (fauces).
As if a ball of red-hot iron had lodged in throat.
Throat so full as if choked.
Pharynx dry feels like a cavern.
Every attempt to swallow sends shooting pains through ears (Nit.a.).
Unable to swallow even water.
Diphtheritic inflammation and ulceration of throat.
Tongue fiery red, feels burnt; pain at root of tongue and into ear on swallowing.
 

NUX VOM
Sore throat.
Colds settle in nose, throat, chest, ears.
Sensitive to least draught, sneezing from itching in nose, and to throat and trachea.
Great heat, burning hot, but cannot move or uncover in the least without feeling chilly.
Hypersensitive (Hep) irritable.


APIS

Pains: Burning, stinging. > cold, < heat.
          Like bee stings.
Edema : Uvula and throat look as if water would flow if pricked.
Thirst: Absence of thirst.
Must be cool, < heat. Wants cool things.
Especially < from fire and radiated heat.
Hoarseness and loss of voice(Phos, Dros).
Catches cold with every exposure to fresh air.
Lump in throat, must be swallowed.
Stinging pains when swallowing (Apis).
Uvula long, stiff neck.
Always taking cold which settles in throat.
Chilliness , much perspiration. < cold air, water, draughts. > warmth.
Fish-bone sensation in throat as soon as he catches or becomes cold (Hep, Merc, Nit.a.,...).
Hawks and hems.


HEPAR
Rarely indicated in incipient colds and throats; useful in ripened cold.
Sensation: Fish-bone or crumb sensation (Merc, Alum, Nit.a., Arg.nit.).
Worse any exposure, < cold dry wind.
Intensely sensitive, mind and body.
Easily angry, abusive.
Throat extremely sensitive to touch (Lach).
Pain as if full of splinters (Nit.a.), pain on swallowing.
The whole pharynx in a catarrhal state with copious discharge.
Larynx painful: painful as a bolus of food goes down behind the larynx.
Putting hand out of bed will increase the pain in larynx and cough.
Croup after exposure to cold dry wind (Acon).


DULCAMARA
Sore throat from damp cold weather.
Tendency to ulceration which eats and spreads.
Catarrhal angina after catching cold.
Sore throat, fills with mucus, with yellow slime.
The tonsils inflamed; quinsy (Baryta.cb.).


PHOSPHORUS

Larynx raw, sore, furry.
Cotton in throat.
Tonsils and uvula much swollen; Uvula elongated; dry burning sensation.
Worse passing from warm to cold air.
Worse talking and coughing.
Hoarseness and aphonia, < evening.

 

 

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